7 steps for getting your organization GDPR-ready

While the EU has had long established data protection standards and rules, its regulators haven’t truly commanded compliance until now. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), financial penalties for data protection violations are severe – €20 million (about $24.8 million USD) or 4 percent of annual global turnover (whichever is higher), to be exact. What’s more is that GDPR does not merely apply to EU businesses, but any organization processing personal data of EU citizens, regardless of location. That said, organizations need to take real steps to improve how they collect and manage data.

At its core, GDPR compliance is about following sensible information management practices. However, oftentimes, business users do not follow their organization’s information governance policies, whether it’s because storing content in these platforms is tedious or simple ignorance of the rules. Compliance with the GDPR will therefore require practical steps which both improve employee awareness and the practices that make it more likely people will follow the rules. But doing this is easier said than done, and business leaders need practical, actionable strategies that they can implement to meet the new requirements.

Read which seven steps organizations can take to help improve data management and close the GDPR compliance gap on Help Net Security.

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